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Marina Cafe

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404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-837-7960
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Experience Adult Contemporary Dining with breathtaking views of the Destin...
Experience Adult Contemporary Dining with breathtaking views of the Destin Harbor through a thirty foot window wall in the bar and waterfront dining room. Our extensive international wine collection compliments an eclectic menu of classic Creole, Mediterranean, Pan Asian and American cuisine in addition to gourmet brick oven pizza and sushi selections. Fresh local seafood and USDA prime steaks. Waterfront cocktail deck with sensational sunsets.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect Experience!

From the warm genuine smile of the hostess on entry to the friendly inquiry of our experience and 'thanks' from manager Mike on our way out, I have to say this was a ten star experience out of five! We arrived on time for our 6:30pm reservation on a Thursday evening. The restaurant was busy, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Lou K
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

From the warm genuine smile of the hostess on entry to the friendly inquiry of our experience and 'thanks' from manager Mike on our way out, I have to say this was a ten star experience out of five! We arrived on time for our 6:30pm reservation on a Thursday evening. The restaurant was busy, but not crowded. We had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

While visiting the Marina, my wife and I decided to stop in for a quick bite. The Marina is a nice facility with plenty of water rentals available and shopping at Wharf Village. The Marina Bar was nice, food okay and the service from Chris was good. A nice little place to eat before or after water sports or just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Our experience here was a perfect evening - wonderful water front views (we ate outside), amazing service (our waitress Sok was phenomenal) and delicious food! My wife ordered the fish tacos app - absolutely delicious, and could easily be a full meal for many. My bistro steak with green beans, delicious mushrooms, fries and a veal jalapeño reduction was cooked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This was our first visit, but we will definitely be coming back. We were beyond impressed on all levels. The decor and food was very upscale, but the service made you feel relaxed and welcomed. Our server, Sok, was the best server we've ever had, anywhere. The owner took the time to check on every table and took extra time... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Outstanding food with class! Visitors or a regulars will find this a great place to gather and unwind...we had a front row seat to the air show and fireworks last night. Try the Red Fish and you'll understand what "a signature dish" is all about and what the Chef has done with the Duck is amazing. I visit the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Upscale dining with a beautiful view of the Destin Yacht Club. Reservations required - dress Florida chick. Men don't need sport coats. Waitstaff fabulous, food - out of this world. Truly a fine dining experience. Great Presentation and plating of high quality food. Seafood was fabulous - Calamari appetizer, lobster appetizer, filet mignon Diane. Would definitely go back for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We always plan a trip to the Marina Cafe when we visit Destin. Because we are retired and on a budget, we take advantage of the early bird meal. When you go between 5 and 6 you buy one meal and get one free. The food is delicious, the service excellent and the views are exceptional. Don't forget desert- I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We are empty nester, goodies from Atlanta who came to Destin on vacation. The six of us got a 7pm reservation- we arrived and had drinks at the bar - they waited on us to be ready to sit for dinner! When we went to the table, the server Richard? Took great care of us, we had the eggplant medallions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I must confess... I have never written a review about anything ever... But our experiences at Marina Cafe continue to be the best in town, and I felt a responsibility to finally speak up!! We've eaten there a dozen times in the past year and continue to be impressed! The new fresh, diverse and ever evolving menu that Chef Al... More 

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

As a local I try hard not to go out during tourist season but last night was a wonderful exception. Our very attentive waiter Bill recommended some great specials. From the chilled cantaloupe soup to dessert was perfect. The fried oyster salad and tuna poke apps are not to be missed. As a local I can say Chef Al hit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-7960

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Experience Adult Contemporary Dining with breathtaking views of the Destin Harbor through a thirty foot window wall in the bar and waterfront dining room. Our extensive international wine collection compliments an eclectic menu of classic Creole, Mediterranean, Pan Asian and American cuisine in addition to gourmet brick oven pizza and sushi selections. Fresh local seafood and USDA prime steaks. Waterfront cocktail deck with sensational sunsets.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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